Port Dickson might be famous for its seafood but don’t go thinking that it is all this seaside retreat has to offer in terms of dining. You will be surprised to find that there are many kinds of satisfying eating places that is bound to tempt your palate. If all else fails, hop over to Seremban, the nearest city via a short 30-minute drive or spend a day indulging in Malacca’s traditional food. Do try out these eateries in Port Dickson.
Lucky King Bun
Have you eaten your bread dipped in curry and simply loved the taste of it? Lucky King Bun brings the concept to a whole new level by baking the curry into the bun itself. The gigantic bun is served cut open with petal-like slices while the chicken curry wrapped in a parcel of aluminium foil and grease-proof paper is spread open in the middle. A unique dish popularly known as Port Dickson Curry Chicken Bun or Seremban Curry Chicken Bun, it’s sold out fairly quickly so do make sure to come early! Otherwise, they do have other Chinese dishes that are just as yummy.
Address: 4366, Taman Aman, Jalan Besar, Lukut, 71010 Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia
Contact: +6 06 – 651 2392
Opening Hours: 11.30am to 10.00pm (Monday to Sunday)
Kedai Makanan & Minuman Mian Jiu
This humble little shop might not seem to be much but once you enter the restaurant you will be surprised. Customers come here to sample the tantalizing ‘La Zha Mee’ which directly translates to Dirty Noodles. This simple yet delectable dish has been going strong for decades and shows no sign of slowing down. The noodles are rich, savoury with a slight sweetish flavour and comes in a few varieties including soup version. It’s best to be here before 10am especially on weekends if you do not want to miss out on this dish of flavourful noodles.
Address: No. 1854, Jalan Besar, Lukut, Negri Sembilan, Malaysia
Contact: +6012-353-8307 / +6012-905-8663
Opening Hours: 7.00am to 1.00pm (Tuesday to Sunday) Closed on Mondays.
Ah Cui Bak Kut Teh
Some traditional porky goodness never goes amiss with the delightful bak kut teh. Ah Cui’s restaurant sells the soupy and dry version of bak kut teh along with the classic complements of mushrooms, ‘youtiao’ and vegetables. If you’re feeling adventurous give the wild boar meat a try otherwise stick with old-timey fare like the wine chicken and vinegar trotters that are also available here.
Address: No 40, Jalan Pasar Baru Lukut, Lukut, 71010 Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia
Contact: +6013-378 2172
Opening Hours: 8.30am to 2.30pm, 5.00pm to 9.00pm (Monday to Sunday) Closed on Tuesdays.
A small, unassuming shop tucked away serves up surprisingly good Italian food fresh from the oven. Visit this restaurant if you’re looking for authentic and quality homemade Italian food such as pizza and pasta with an affordable price tag. The owner is friendly and welcoming to all customers but do take note that crowds of more than 20 will result in a long waiting time.
Address: Bazaar MARA, Batu 3 3/4, Jalan Pantai, 71050 Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia
Opening Hours: 11.00 am to 7.00 pm (Monday to Sunday), 11.00 am to 10.00 pm (Saturday)
Double Queue has really good Thai food and pleasant staff with fast and awesome service. Located strategically in the Waterfront area, many customers often stumble on this gem when walking along the area. Prices are reasonable as the food arrives in generous portions while the siakap fish comes highly recommended.
Address: 4-6-18, Persiaran Waterfront, 71000 Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia
Contact: +60 6-646 3139
Opening Hours: 11.00 am to 11.00 pm (Monday to Sunday)
GBU Eating Point
PD Eating Point has undergone a facelift and has been renamed as GBU Eating Point. Essentially a coffeeshop, you will be surprised to know that they are most well-known for their Western food. Most locals will gather here in the mornings for their very affordable Western breakfast set but there are other food stalls selling other varieties if Western fare is not your cup of tea.
Address: No.8, Taman Sejahtera, Jalan Seremban, 71000 Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia
Opening Hours: 7.30am to 11.30pm (Monday to Sunday) Closed on Thursdays
If you’re looking for something a little more upscale than your average restaurant, do make a point to try out the contemporary bar cum restaurant the Verte. Housed in a charming old bungalow, it is a great place to enjoy brunch or chill out when the sun sets. The food is a fusion of Western and Eastern and you can enjoy your alcohol here as they serve cocktails, wine and beer.
Address: Lot 5823, 3rd Mile, Jalan Pantai, 71000 Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia
Contact: +6016-920 2360
Opening Hours: 5.00pm to 11.00pm (Tuesday to Thursday), 3.00pm to 11.00pm (Friday to Saturday, Public Holiday Eve) 10.00am to 2.00pm (Sunday) Closed on Mondays
Spices Curry House
Exceptionally good banana leaf rice is the main attraction in this Indian eatery. Vegetarian and non-vegetarian cuisine is served here where customers can pick and choose which dish they prefer. Slightly pricier than a regular Indian food but totally worth it for an authentic banana leaf experience.
Address: No. 338, Batu 1, Jalan Pantai, 71000 Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia
El Cactus Bistro and Bar
The El Cactus is a good place to go when you’ve grown tired of pigging out on seafood. Their Mexican cuisine is modified for local taste buds with other standard Western dishes available as well. Couples and families mingle next to each other in this restaurant where the prices are slightly steeper but you do get great food, good service and a cosy environment.
Address: Batu 2.5, Jalan Pantai, 71010 Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia
Contact: +60 17-393 6124
Opening Hours: 4.00pm to 1.30am (Tuesdays to Saturday)
Hang out at Ice Room and enjoy their one-of-a-kind dessert, the shaved ice. Unlike traditional shaved ice desserts, the texture of Ice Room’s creation is fine and smooth. Lighter than normal ice-creams, you won’t get tired of this sweet treat anytime soon. The shaved ice comes with toppings and other condiments that complements it perfectly. Other than desserts, Ice Room has an enticing menu of fusion food with constant new updates to keep the menu fresh and exciting.
Address: No 52, Jalan Raja Aman Shah, 71000, Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia
Contact: +606-6479808, +606-647680
Opening Hours: 12.00pm to 1.00am (Monday to Sunday)